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Bardehle Pagenberg
Recent decisions passed by three different instances of the EPO have significant effects on the patentability of inventions under European patent law.
Mayer Brown
In preparation of Brexit, the European Commission published its Draft Withdrawal Agreement on 28 February 2018, which sets out the arrangements for the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the EU.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Die Anmelder sollten sich der Folgen dieser Entscheidungen bewusst sein.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Ausgangspunkt der vorliegenden Entscheidung war ein Vorabentscheidungsersuchen des OLG Düsseldorf.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Furthermore, the CJEU also answers the question of how to assess whether the features of the design were dictated only by its technical function.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 23 January 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled on an action brought by a car repair shop (the claimant) against the general importer of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles (the defendant).
McDermott Will & Emery
The German transparency register established under the German money laundering act now applies to many international clients.
Jones Day
German law does not provide a means of collective redress for consumer claims.
Clyde & Co
On 1 January 2016, a major new prudential and supervisory regime called Solvency II came into force across the whole of the EEA, consolidating and amending the previous life, non-life, reinsurance and insurance group...
Mayer Brown
In February, we published an article on High Yield Bonds by German Real Estate Companies, in which we noted the increasing convergence / overlap between traditional real estate finance...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Following months of uncertainty after the German elections in September of 2017 failed to produce an overall majority for any party, the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU/CSU) ...
Mayer Brown
In order to promote wage fairness for women and men performing equal and equivalent work , the German Parliament passed the Act to Promote Transparency of Pay in early 2017 and it came into force on July 6, 2017.
P+P Pollath + Partners
As of May 25, 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shall apply, complemented by the new Federal Data Protection Act.
Mayer Brown
The rules on set-off under certain circumstances allow to „settle" a claim with a counterclaim and, thus, to avoid making back and forth payments.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 23 January 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled that there might be an abuse under competition law if a company asks a dependent company for wedding rebates that are not objectively justified.
Dentons
Peter Homberg, Partner and Head of Dentons German Life Sciences practice, gave insights about the recent legalization of medical cannabis in Germany in LABIOTECH.eu, a leading digital porta...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The Winter 2018 edition of the quarterly IT & Data Protection Newsletter by Reed Smith Germany has just been released.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The Regional Court of Berlin held in a judgment of 16 January 2018 that Facebook's default privacy settings and parts of their terms and conditions were invalid.
Arnold & Porter
The prominent German law magazine Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel published Frankfurt-based partner Sebastian Jungermann's article concerning new corporate criminal sanctions laid down...
Jones Day
In January, the German Data Protection Conference (Datenschutzkonferenz ("DSK")) published guidance on CCTV systems, commissioned data processing, processing of employee data ...
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Baker & McKenzie
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are now mushrooming in Germany as well like in Switzerland, Russia or elsewhere.
Nishith Desai Associates
As Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) begin to gain mainstream acceptance as a mode of fundraising, the German and Swiss financial regulators have recently issued statements detailing their outlook on ICOs.
Jones Day
According to the practice of the EPO, the claimed subject matter may be defined in terms of "negative" claim features that describe elements and characteristics that the claimed subject matter does not have.
Dentons
While regulators were still discussing the most effective way to regulate crowdfunding within the EU, a new wave of alternative financing overwhelmingly took them by surprise:
Dentons
Peter Homberg, Partner and Head of Dentons German Life Sciences practice, gave insights about the recent legalization of medical cannabis in Germany in LABIOTECH.eu, a leading digital porta...
Clyde & Co
On 1 January 2016, a major new prudential and supervisory regime called Solvency II came into force across the whole of the EEA, consolidating and amending the previous life, non-life, reinsurance and insurance group...
Dechert LLP
The primary aim of antitrust enforcement in the United States since the 1980s has been the maximization of consumer welfare.
Field Fisher
Das Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) hatte im Dezember 2017 Zementproduzenten aufgefordert, die Versendung pauschaler Preiserhöhungsrundschreiben einzustellen.
Hengeler Mueller
Foreign investment control is subject to intense legal and political discussions in Germany, Europe and the U.S. In line with the general trend of increased scrutiny over foreign investments ...
Mayer Brown
In February, we published an article on High Yield Bonds by German Real Estate Companies, in which we noted the increasing convergence / overlap between traditional real estate finance...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The Administrative Court of Appeal Munster asked the ECJ for a preliminary ruling on the question whether Over-the-Top (OTT) services shall be caught by the European regulatory framework on telecommunications services.
Mayer Brown
In preparation of Brexit, the European Commission published its Draft Withdrawal Agreement on 28 February 2018, which sets out the arrangements for the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the EU.
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